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exclusive. we sit down with the country's most powerful republican, house speaker john boehner. facing a critical deadline. will he and the president finally make a deal? or will this country fall off a cliff of huge tax increases and a new recession? everyone has said, a disaster is looming. >>> face to face. gabby giffords is there as the man who shot her is sentenced. her husband, mark kelly, tells us what was going through their minds. >>> freezing over. the families in the storm zone, hud. ing in blanketsing a they're hit with another storm. >>> and band of brothers. our bob woodruff, standing up for heroes tonight. the healing power of rock and roll. ♪ >>> good evening once again from washington, d.c., where the election may be over, but the clock is sticking on an issue affecting every american family. and standing at the urgent crossroads, the president and the speaker of the house, republican john boehner. there is a freight train bearing down on this country, called the fiscal cliff. it made the stock market so nervous today, for the second day in a row, it dropped. and bus
trail thopets have tax cuts making less than $250,000 and you have john boehner saying somewhat saying we don't want to have any tax increases at all. so the pressure is on republicans to budge somewhat and you're going to see the question over the next couple of weeks is how do you see what form does that take. >> what other lessons or headlines do you think we got out of this year's election? >> the next washington you see is going to look a lot like the last washington you saw. you're going to have a democratic white house a democratic senate and republican house. so the question is how much more gridlock are we likely to see? you're probably going to see more gridlock in washington but voters may say we're sick and tired >> and i guess it's kind of appropriate that the new bond film came out this past weekend because the nation's top spy went down as a result of an affair. david petraeus. does it seem as if we have just gotten to the surface of this scandal here? >> there's so many unanswered questions as relates to david petraeus?
to the nation. president obama and house speaker john boehner say they are willing to work with the other to prevent deep spending cuts which could send the country back into a recession. >> on tuesday night we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach and that means askingthe wealthiest americans to pay a little more in taxes. >> i think it's important for us to come to an agreement with the president. but this is his opportunity to lead. >> and as you know the big issues separating the two parties remains tax cuts. the spokesman says mr. obama will veto any legislation extending tax cuts for or more. boehner says he remains unwilling to raise taxes on the wealthy saying it will hurt small business owners. next week, their first post election negotiations. >> local relief efforts in the wake of super storm sandy have intensified tonight ten days after sandy hit. a fairfax county group is trying to keep the -- help fill the needs of millions in new york and new jersey. live in mcclain loo more on this mission of mercy. >> i can t
speaker john boehner said do want togop with the president, but they do not want to raise taxes. the two sides cannot come up deal, spending cuts and taxes kick in automatically january 1. one of the nation's most is castingusinessmen forecast. warren buffett says there will recession if spending cuts and higher taxes becomes the law. calling on house make a dealto happen. if 25 republicans decide to pushed the country above party and sign up for something that we do not need to go over the fiscal cliff. >> he says we will not permanently cripple ourselves because 535 people cannot get along. the district need aur help in the search for high-school principal charged in former school employees. atective said there is of thelmar the rest jarrett -- arrest of thelma jarrett. themselvesers turned today.lice earlier more tonightg about the expanding search for a believe shot a manager at a wal-mart. police released three surveillance photos of the suspect. demanded money from employees the wal-mart near one -- near route 198. is askedth information to call police. monitoring the story.ing we
for our country. >> later john maynard told diane mostr he ishe personbable, responsible dianen boehner told mostr he is the personble, responsible presidentn and the knows that. and he knows that he and john can work together. -- john boehner can work tother. end of the year. will we ach a compromise before then, charles? a i do not thinink it will be comprehensive compromise. tohthink they will be able patch something together. tohink they will be able reformn it true tax sometime next year. someththing along the lines the obama appointed. i think they will get past the cliff. if he insists raising rates, he will be stymied. >> what is the message? >> it is a mixed message. i think we all agree the presidente of the taxesessage is we raise on those earning over $250,000. mitt romney pledged to repeal obamacare. these are the e essential points of their candidacies. i think he can point to that. but at the same time, he has to dealith the republican house and john painter has to deal with the republican house. beingoehnhner -- he is not humbled by saying that he is best that the presi
- income individuals by $100 billion to $15billion and to cut spending by an equal amount, so you me john boehner and the president happppy, tt's still just kicks t the can because it does not address the problem of entitlements growing to do that you will have to make changes ithis town, programs that neither republicansns nor mocrats want to mamake -- hold on - and you have to raise middle-class taxes to. >> maryland, question 7 ququestion 6, e dream act -- we willll skip past th. i want to ask aboutut virginia. this cld impact thgovernrnor's race. if virginia -- a democrat wins the presidency, they tend to go the other r party. >> we have seen such wide swings that i it isard to predict. >> which is why i wanted to keep watching. that is it for our roundtable. we will be back with closing notes when we switched to fios, we got better tv, better phone better internet. it was like somebody like took our computer, shook all the junk out of it. we're actually getting more for our money with fios. [ male announcer ] why settle for second best? visit verizon.com/whyfios no
at the top john boehner in columbia, and the shooting here early this morning at the wal- mart being described as a commercial armed robbery. the suspect you are left evidence. >> i heard about the shooting on the radio while i was dri >> imagine the terrifying ride as she came to pick up her son who works at the walmart overnight. a drive she makes every day but on the statius emotional. >> it doesn't give me a good feeling right now. >> were some along with other employees and customers were inside the store when a 28 year old manager was accosted by a lone gunman. the masked gunman demanded cash and forced the manager outside and shot him once in the chest and then police made a startling discovery not far from here. >> there was a vehicle and the area, we are treating that as a possible suspect vehicle. no one was allowed in or out of the parking lot for several hours. >> really hectic. backed up. >> all of them were eventually killed by other managers to stay quiet. we found shocked and confused customers. the suspect described as a white male is still on the loose. it took an u
he called a key congressional leaders including house speaker john boehner. >> what we can do is avert the cliff in a manner that serves as a downpayment on major solutions and actions in 2013 to begin to solve the problem. >> the problem is the massive military cuts and tax hikes that could hit the middle class come january if congress does not come up with a plan. poised to get hit the hardest the d.c. area, where 65,000 government contracting jobs are on the line. >> it will affect my job and business. >> autria godfrey, abc 7 news. >> former congresswoman and gabrielle giffords and her husband mark kelly will confront the man who shot her. they will be in the court room when he is sentenced this thursday. as part of a plea deal, he will receive life in prison but will not face death row. she was shot in the head. six others were killed by last aired during the shooting back in january of last year. >> we have an alert that women and children need to see in fairfax county. >> find out how 17-year-old female was attacked -- fended off an attack at a bathroom and side of a li
tax cuts. yesterday john boehner told die an that is a nonstarter. >> i made clear yesterday that raising tax rates is unacceptable. and frankly it couldn't even pass the house. >> still today the president said the debate had been settled. >> this was a central question during the election. it was debated over and over again and on tuesday ni
for democrats, a humbled speaker of the house, john boehner, struck a conciliatory tone. after keeping control of the house, but losing seats. he signaled a possible willingness to compromise on taxes and extended an olive branch to the president. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we're ready to be led. not as democrats or republicans, but as americans. let's rise above the dysfunction and do the right thing together for our country. >> reporter: rush limbaugh almost seemed at a loss of words when describing the republican defeat. >> i went to bed last night thinking, we're outnumbered. i went to bed last night thinking we lost the country. >> reporter: as returns were still rolling in, sarah palin seemed stunned. >> unfortunately, we know what we will get with four more years of obama. this really is a catastrophic setback to our economy. it's a perplexing time for many of us right now. >> reporter: in high-profile races from the top on down, it was a night of republican concession speeches. >> i pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >> things don't always tur
, fights breaking out. >>> an abc news exclusive. house speaker john boehner draws a line in the sand two days after the election. saying any tax increase would be unacceptable. the standoff, now, already set, as the president gets surprisingly emotional. >> i'm really proud of all of you. >> in this brand-new footage, released overnight. >>> armed and dangerous. the massive manhuntor the bank robber called the ak-47 bandit. now, caught on tape, holding up banks across the west with an automatic rifle. police racing to track him down before he strikes again. >>> and the surprising revelation from the woman we all know from the dance floor. brooke burke charvet's surprising diagnose. the mother of four's new health battle. >>> always nice to see that we are well-protected here in times square. good morning, everyone. robin is on the mend. elizabeth vargas is back. and, boy, so much anger building up here in the northeast. tens of thousands, now, day 11 without power. the utility companies are under fire for that. and gas is still so hard to find for so many who need it. >> 77% of fuel stat
to avert the looming fiscal cliff that we have talked so much about, house speaker john boehner was quick to express willingness to compromise, get the job done. boehner sat down for an exclusive interview with abc's diane sawyer. he said he is willing to listen to the president's proposals even if they clash with gop principles. but he was adamant that raising taxes is not an option. >> raising taxes on small business people is the wrong prescription given where our economy is. >> is it on the table to talk about? >> i made clear. >> wealthier americans pitch in here. >> raising tax rates is unacceptable. and frankly it couldn't even pass the house. putting increase revenues on the table, but through reforming our tax code, and i would do that if the president were serious about solving our spending problem and trying to secure our entitlement programs. i am confident that he and i can find the common ground necessary. >> that common ground may be tough to find because the president has already said he would veto any deal that does not allow tax cuts for the rich to expire. boehner says
heard paul gigot, house speaker john boehner, sean hannity has evolved on the issue of immigration. >> you have point on me? >> two questions, will it happen now and is that enough for the republican party? >> it's not the only thing they need to do. it's an important threshold issue for an awful lot of -- not just for hispanic voters but for asian voters. it has shrunk to 33% in 2004. 26% this time. why in the world should chinese americans vote so much less for republicans than eight years ago? >> what is the answer? >> i think the answer is they're getting a message, you're really not welcome. part of that is the threshold question of immigration. and republicans need to address that. look, if the iceberg breaks up on immigration, this sort of the conservative part of the republican coalition, there's been an unwillingness to consider immigration reform. it's just been closed off. mitt romney hasn't been willing to address that. he used words like self-deportation. >> i don't think though that the democrats have done a terrific amount in that area either. i went to the president
, house speaker john boehner drew a hard line on raising taxes. but opened the door of raising more revenue as part of a deficit reduction deal. >> i would do that if the president were serious about solving our spending problem and trying to secure our entitlement programs. >> reporter: but democrats think the newly-re-elected president has a mandate to raise taxes on families making more than $250,000 a year. >> there was a message sent to us by the american people, based on the campaign. and that is, people making all this money have to contribute a little bit more. >> reporter: democrats and republicans are set to begin talks on debt reduction, hoping to avoid automatic spending cuts and tax increases from kicking in at the end of the year. the president will make his first post-election comments on the economy today at the white house. during his victory speech tuesday night, he says he wants a bipartisan solution to solve the country's fiscal challenges. >> i'm looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties, to meet the challenges we can only solve to
't need it, which would cost close to $1 trillion. >> reporter: but house speaker john boehner made it clear, wealthiest americans should not see their taxes go up. >> i have outlined a framework how both parties can work together. >> reporter: for the first time the president weighed in on the scandal that led to general petraeus' resignation as cia director. >> i have no evidence at this point, from what i've seen, that classified information was disclosed that would in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: the president also blasted top republicans for their criticism of u.n. ambassador susan rice over the administration's initial reason for the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he said they should, instead, take aim at him. rob and paula, back to you. >> a heated moment for the president there. preeti arla, live in washington. >>> and david petraeus will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. petraeus was head of the cia when u.s. ambassador chris stevens
: but yesterday, republican house speaker john boehner told diane sawyer that was a nonstarter. >> is it on the table to talk about? >> i made clear -- >> the wealthier americans pitch in. >> i made clear yesterday that raising tax rates is unacceptable. and frankly, it couldn't even pass the house. >> reporter: still, today, the president said the debate had been settled, with his victory tuesday night. >> this was a central question during the election. it was debated over and over again. and on tuesday night, we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. >> reporter: and he threw down the gauntlet, saying everyone agrees on keeping the middle class tax cuts for those who make under $200,000 a year. so, he say, congress should act on that now. >> and i've got the pen ready to sign the bill right away. i'm ready to do it. i'm ready to do it. >> reporter: and diane, president obama heads to asia next week. before he leaves, he is calling for a meeting of the top house and senate democrat and republican leaders to at least begin to try to find a compromise
.20 trillion in mandatory cuts. the president wants to talk about this. john boehner is talking compromise. members of congress will see what will happen. what falling off the cliff will do to the nation's economy. we will have that anda more a more at six. >> get ready for inspirational stories. >> katie couric looks at the year in miracles. that is tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. right here. >> we may have a weather tramp here. >> it sounds like it. into the weekend. >> looking that way. lots of sunshine and a warming trend. that will be the difference here. take a look at temperatures around the area. the sun has been down for 49 minutes and temperatures are starting to fall. these are the latest observations. 40 west of town. we also have the wind out of the northwest, 13 miles per hour. those will diminish and that brought in the drier air. with clear skies and light winds, we will drop tonight about 33. perhaps a few of for 20's in outlying areas. there is the spin on the right hand of the storm moving it to groupon new england but interacting with high-pressure across the tennessee valley. th
the looming budget crisis in washington. house speaker john boehner says republicans want to cooperate but not by raising taxes. >> here we go again. president obama addressed the crisis rather and other challenges he faces in his first post-victory news conference. abc's karen travers is joining us from washington with more. hi, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, paula. white house officials say they were expecting the president to get tough questions and yesterday he got them on a wide range of issues. in his first press conference in eight months, president obama said the american people knew what they were getting when they re-elected him. and his takeaway from last week's results -- >> i have got a mandate to help middle-class families. >> reporter: the fiscal cliff and mandatory spending cuts and tax increases is looming at the end of the year. >> i want a big deal. i want a comprehensive deal. >> reporter: the preside reiterated he is not backing down from the campaign pledge. >> a modest tax increase on the wealthy is not going to break their backs. they'll st
. it's good for america to see this. john boehner cominout today. harry reid as well. boehner said, we can't keep setting the bar that low. it is time we raise the bar. i loved what he said about we are ready to be led not as democrats or republicans, but as americans, not as a liberal or conservative, but as the president of the united states. >> that's the quote mark alluded to. you hope in light -- dual messages last night. the country overwhelmingly elected barack obama back to office. more democrats in the senate and the house. on the other side. popular vote very close. obama, up by 3 million votes. very close race. that was a message, not a mandate. so there is a middle ground that you hope they both seek out. because the electorate did send dual messages last night. >> one headline, the divided states of america. it is a little divided. we need some healing, neosporin and a band-aid. >>> yeah. asian stocks tumbled overnight after a steep drop on wall street. global investors are nervous about new forecasts that show slow slow economic growth in europe well into next year. back
. >> reporter: in his previous efforts to strike a so-called grand bargain with speaker of the house john boehner, the president proposed $800 billion in new tax revenues. but now, he is seeking twice that. $1.6 trillion in new taxes over the next ten years. that's a bitter pill for republicans to swallow. speaker boehner has called raising tax rates on anybody unacceptable. but he hasn't ruled out limiting deductions and closing loopholes. and that could be the outline of a possible deal. >> look at what the president had to say. look closer at what i had to say. there's no barriers here to sitting down and beginning to work through this process. >> reporter: but they don't come to a resolution, beginning january 1st, the economy could be thrown back into recession. and households making $70,000 a year, could see their taxes increase over $4,000. the president said he is open to new ideas. and if republicans have a way to raise taxing on the wealthy without raising rates, he wouldn't slam the door on them. george? >> the dancing begins. jon, thanks very much. >>> let's get to josh and th
, on your side. >> another showdown. >> house speaker boehner says the gop will fight any tax increase and soon the president will speak about the so-called fiscal cliff. that is just about an hour away, john? >> that's right. the fiscal cliff could cause the economy to shrink and destroyed hundreds of thousands of jobs. the question is, can the lame- duck congress prevent that from happening? the terms fiscal cliff is not a household word yet, but give it a few days. it could mean another recession and a jump in the unemployment rate. >> this is an opportunity for the president to lead. >> the president will address attempt to cut the federal deficit by half a billion dollars by next fall. >> according to ernst and young raising the top rates would destroy nearly 700,000 jobs in our country. >> with no bipartisan agreement, laws that to change could mean an end to tax breaks for business. democrats will not raise taxes on -- >> i have a spouse who is underemployed. i have one that will be graduating in may. it is people who are trying to find jobs i would be more concerned about. >>
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